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Why Does My Cat...? [Paperback]

Sarah Heath
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20 April 2000 Why Does My . . . ?
Have you ever asked: Why does my cat...bite me when i try to groom her?...roll over on his back when he greets me?...suck the sleeve of my woollen jumper?...try to sleep in my baby's cot?...refuse to use the litter tray?...bring his prey home to show us? This practical and helpful book, written by a veterinary surgeon who specialises in behaviour therapy, not only provides the answers, but explains how an understanding of feline instincts can enable you to deal with behaviour that may be a problem to you but is often perfectly normal. Your cat is still very similar to the tiger in the jungle, and the book's A to Z of cat behaviour could be an eye-opener in helping you to appreciate why your pet's natural instincts motivate her to respond in a certain way to situations in the home. By redirecting those instincts, or removing the stimulus that provokes an unwelcome reaction, you will make it possible for your cat to be herself without disrupting the household. With many fascinating insights, and a valuable alphabetical section of advice on specific problems, 'Why Does My Cat...?' ensures that your free-spirited, much loved cat will remain a source of joy and happiness and not become a doubtful blessing in your life.

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  • Paperback: 224 pages
  • Publisher: Souvenir Press Ltd; New Ed edition (20 April 2000)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0285635492
  • ISBN-13: 978-0285635494
  • Product Dimensions: 22 x 14 x 2 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 183,976 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Sarah Heath is an animal behavioral consultant who runs her own veterinary practice.

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21 of 21 people found the following review helpful
Leaving the comedy cat books in the down stairs toilet aside, this is probably the cat book that gets read - or at least - referred to the most out of all the ones I own.

It's more of a reference book than a book for reading - something to dip in and out of as problems or questions arise, although hardened cat fans could read it cover to cover I suppose.

It's a series of letters containing cat-related queries, sent to the author over the years, which she's collected and included in this book with her written response and evaluation of each and every problem.

Questions such as - 'my cat never had a problem going to the litter box until now' or ' Why doesn't my cat like my new girlfriend' or ' why does my cat bite me when I take him to the vet?'... things like that. You then get a full and in depth analysis of the problem, what the cause could be and how you can try and solve it.

A fairly interesting read in its own way and both practical and useful. It's also full of content. No pages stuffed with cat picture here. Overall, a useful look at the cats mind and how it works. 8/10.

If you found this review helpful please give it the thumbs up, and if not, comment on why so I can do a better job for you next time. Thanks :-)
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5.0 out of 5 stars An absolute must for all cat owners 27 Aug 2001
This book is just great!!, Sarah gives a fascinating insight into the behaviour of the feline friend. Some great suggestions & solutions on cat problems - an absolute must for all cat lovers - wish I had bought it earlier!!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Informative book 9 Nov 2010
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I use this as reference rather than reading from cover to cover. It's helped me deal with scratching and firework nerves.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Good 24 April 2013
By Di
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Nice wee book to read especially if you are a cat beginner as i am. Really helps me to understand my troublesome big kittens.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A great book 4 Mar 2013
By Carly
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A very informative, well written book that has been a great help to me in my cat behaviour course. I receaved this book quickly and in good condition. It was reasonably priced.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Interesting reading 29 Aug 2012
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Its more of a reference book than a book to read through - useful if you own cats and need to know why your cat does things, would recommend.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars More of a reference book than a reading book 7 Jan 2010
This book is written as an A-Z of different cat behaviour. Each section has an explanation a question and then an answer. Because of this it is rather dry just to read through and I gave up. If you have behavioural problems with your cat you may find a solution in this book. I just wanted to get inside their minds to help me understand them better and it didn't help me do that. The illustrations are very funny and the best bit of the book.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Why Does My Cat Book
Quite useful in understanding cats behaviour, I have a new rescue cat who is very nervous and had trouble settling at night, so this book contains lots of useful tips.
Published 3 months ago by Sharon Lockhart
5.0 out of 5 stars Cat Behaviour Book
Has answers for many of the answers we often wonder about our cats. It covers many aspects of cats life, including nutrition, behaviour, neutering, etc. Read more
Published 3 months ago by NMelo
3.0 out of 5 stars review
A good general book, a lot of the things in it are not quite 100% but a good start to kitten ownership, although I would do more research :-)
Published 4 months ago by reviewgirl
4.0 out of 5 stars Excellent book
It is quite insightful, easy to read and entertaining. The only flaw is that it's a little bit oriented towards people living in houses with gardens, and doesn't talk too much... Read more
Published 17 months ago by koalillo
2.0 out of 5 stars Not The Best.
I got this for a frined of mine. The book is a bit too detailled I think for a quick read. It seems slightly too involved and maybe slightly to in depth for anyone to actually get... Read more
Published on 19 Sep 2010 by D
5.0 out of 5 stars Why Does My Cat Is A Purfect Book
I have had this book for several years now
So when a friend of mine informed me he and his partner had taken on two kittens
I decided to treat them to this book
They... Read more
Published on 10 July 2010 by Mr. S. Holmes
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent Read
This has to be the best cat book I've read, insightful & informative, it's easy to look up specific problems or queries & I found the book easy to read & interesting. Read more
Published on 3 Nov 2009 by M. Johnson
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